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Jarecki's 'Jinx': documentary for binge-watching generation

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki says "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst," his story of a New Yorker with privilege who's free despite suspicions of his involvement in three murders, may be the first documentary created for the binge watcher.
 

Berlin fest kicks off with Juliette Binoche in Arctic role

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
The Berlin International Film Festival is getting underway with the first of 19 contenders for the event's top Golden Bear honor — a movie starring Juliette Binoche as the wife of an Arctic explorer.
 
'Sniper' breaks Super Bowl weekend record
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'Sniper' breaks Super Bowl weekend record

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
“American Sniper” shot down another box-office record: Its $31.9 million is the biggest Super Bowl weekend gross ever.
 
Real racial issues emerge in 'Black or White'

Real racial issues emerge in 'Black or White'

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
"Selma” wasn’t the only film about race to get short shrift from Oscar voters this past year.
 

Isaac is powerful in gritty drama of corruption, greed

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) wants to be a real American man.
 

‘Found footage’ gimmick weakens thriller

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
What have we done to deserve another found-footage movie? The tired hand-held technique that seemed so fresh in 1999 with “The Blair Witch Project” long ago wore out its welcome.
 
SAG Awards win sends 'Birdman' Oscar hopes soaring

SAG Awards win sends 'Birdman' Oscar hopes soaring

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
Oscar hopes for "Birdman" got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner "Boyhood."
 
'American Sniper' passes $200 million mark
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'American Sniper' passes $200 million mark

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
"American Sniper," the military drama starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle, topped the box office for a second weekend in a row with $64.4 million and surpassed $200 million since its release.
 
‘Strange Magic’ loaded with songs, but lacks charm and magic

‘Strange Magic’ loaded with songs, but lacks charm and magic

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015
“Strange Magic,” the new animated musical fairy tale from the mind and the mixtape of George Lucas, is indeed strange. What’s missing is the magic.
 

Idiotic ‘Boy Next Door’ a cluster of worn-out plot lines

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
Jennifer Lopez’s new movie, “The Boy Next Door,” is cheesier than a Chicago double topping deep dish pizza.
 
Depp indulges inner clown but fails to save a charmless ‘Mortdecai’

Depp indulges inner clown but fails to save a charmless ‘Mortdecai’

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
Any film credited with its own “mustache wrangler” really should have been much more fun than Johnny Depp’s latest misfiring action-comedy.
 

Aniston’s work makes uneven dramedy still worth seeing

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
A comedy that barely flirts with funny and a grim weeper that never quite raises a tear, “Cake” has one thing going for it — Jennifer Aniston.
 
AP Exclusive: Academy president responds to Oscar firestorm

AP Exclusive: Academy president responds to Oscar firestorm

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015
Responding for the first time to the firestorm of criticism over the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says the all-white acting slate inspires her to accelerate the academy's push to be more inclusive. She also hopes the film industry as a whole will continue to strive for greater diversity.
 

British bear has charm to make you forget that he’s animated

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
“Paddington” brings children’s book hero Paddington Bear to the screen in a movie as sweet as orange marmalade, as sentimental as a stuffed toy from childhood.
 

Bromantic comedy rings viewers’ bell

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
“The Wedding Ringer” is “Wedding Crashers Redux,” a “Hangover Lite” that softens manic funnyman Kevin Hart’s persona into someone almost as funny, but more sentimental than abrasive.
 
 

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